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Written In Stone

July 30, 2017

Suspect phrase ..

Sounds impressive !  Written in stone.
Even with lazer etching, is no small feat.

 

“I have a problem with the Ten Commandments.”

“Here it is: Why are there ten?
We don’t need that many. I think the list of commandments was deliberately and artificially inflated to get it up to ten. It’s clearly a padded list.

Here’s how it happened: About five thousand years ago, a bunch of reli­gious and political hustlers got together to figure out how they could control people and keep them in line.

They knew people were basically stupid and would believe anything they were told, so these guys announced that God— God personally—had given one of them a list of Ten Commandments that he wanted everyone to follow.

They claimed the whole thing took place on a mountaintop, when no one else was around.”

– George Carlin

 

Turning the outside world upside down for the sake of understanding myself better to achieve humanness.

Stone tablets with “commandments” put people in the position of having to do something they’re told to do.

More impressive and perhaps follow able would be the notion that if these and other guidelines were “written” in your heart.

One might be inclined to search within to do things to be a better person. Instead of being “told” by a person who alleges to be representing those “stone” tablets.

I find most people,  including myself, do not like to be told what to do, even if it is the best “right” thing.

Cetainly, not by an invisible entity that says it’s not okay to kill, yet advocates it when someone doesn’t believe in the same invisible god that “they” do.

 

“Murder. The Fifth Commandment. But, if you give it a little thought, you realize that religion has never really had a problem with murder. Not really. More people have been killed in the name of God than for any other reason.

To cite a few examples, just think about Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Crusades, the Inquisition, our own abortion-doctor killings and, yes, the World Trade Center to see how seriously religious people take Thou Shalt Not Kill.

Apparently, to religious folks—especially the truly devout—murder is ne­gotiable. It just depends on who’s doing the killing and who’s getting killed.”

– George Carlin

 

Oh shit, either way. It’s all made up.

Time for a paradigm shift reboot of our collective psyche, into one that utilizes the love stored in our hearts and souls.

One that honors our oneness with loved ones, friends, enemies, acquaintances, strangers, animals, matter and light.

 

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And so, with all of this in mind, folks, I offer you my revised list of the Two Commandments:

First:

•THOU SHALT ALWAYS BE HONEST AND FAITHFUL, ESPECIALLY
TO THE PROVIDER OF THY NOOKIE.

And second:

•THOU SHALT TRY REAL HARD NOT TO KILL ANYONE, UNLESS,
OF COURSE, THEY PRAY TO A DIFFERENT INVISIBLE MAN
THAN THE ONE YOU PRAY TO.

Two is all you need, folks. Moses could have carried them down the hill in his pocket. And if we had a list like that, I wouldn’t mind that brilliant judge in Alabama displaying it prominently in the courthouse wall. As long he in­cluded one additional commandment:

•THOU SHALT KEEP THY RELIGION TO THYSELF!

– George Carlin

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